Friday, October 3, 2014

Spotlight on a Hotspot: Pine-Bluestem Buffalo Road

This week, we take a closer look at a lesser known hotspot that offers you the chance to see a few great birds! Pine-Bluestem Buffalo Road is part of Ouachita National Forest in western Arkansas and is a great place to find breeding Red-cockaded Woodpeckers.

It's best to arrive by sunrise if you hope to see the Red-cockaded Woodpeckers leaving their nest holes to forage for the day.
For birding, the first 10 miles of the road tend to be the most productive and the best place to find the woodpeckers is about 4 miles from the start of the road. If you happen to be driving along Buffalo Road during the spring or fall, it's a great place to look for warblers and other migrants as well!

You can see a full list of species reported to eBird by clicking here. To learn more about birding along Pine-Bluestem Buffalo Road, click here to see the Location Guide for the area.

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